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Friday, October 10, 2008

Thank goodness for bad batteries

Who's to say that nothing good can come from bad luck? Without that bad luck I might not have known...

Day one: Wal-Mart is too busy and will not help me if my battery goes dead and I am stuck in their parking lot. They will however suggest a price gouging, wallet sucking, toeing service that would be more than happy to help. By not falling for that, my dead battery also showed me that I do have a great father-in-law and sis-in-law who would pack up her kids and drive all the way to save me.

Day two: If that were all the bad battery could teach me I would be just fine, but no, it needed to teach me some more. I learned that when it is my turn to carpool and my car wont just turn on like it is supposed to, the other mom is more than happy to come and take the kids to school, and that is not all, no, no, no. My OTHER sister-in-law would come over with a battery charger and some cokes (not to drink) and we would clean the battery and try to hook up the battery charger, but no that would not be enough. Rob That battery wanted us to know that we DO indeed have to turn the battery charger on before it will cooperate.

Day three: I was done learning things but the battery was not done teaching me things. I learned that if I have just jumped off a battery, driving it a few blocks is not really enough time for it to charge and I should not turn the car off and expect it to start again. This will surely trap me in the school parking lot as I watch my oblivious already-saved-me-once-sis-in-law drive away. No amount of cheer leading, dancing or karate chops, jumping up and down and screaming was going to get her attention. I also learned that if this ever happens to you, you should hope that you didn't park in an impossible place to get to. You are not strong enough to move a dead car and wouldn't really want anyone watching you try. I did however get to learn how helpful the school's custodian could be. There was no need for me to reveal the wonder woman in me my strong muscles because he could just drive on the lawn to get to my car and jump it off.

I also learned that I do sorta take awhile to learn things, but I was finally done learning things from that battery. I was trying to give it all the chances I could to quit teaching me things but now I have a new battery and I am teaching it a thing or two. My family, friends and neighbors are all tired of showing me how much they care for me. Work or else!

P.S. I am afraid I can't let you leave my blog until I swear you to secrecy cause you see, we don't really want anyone to know we were at Wal-Mart as they are the enemy competition and Rob was there too and didn't dare ask any of the 30 ladies who came out to help him anyone to help him, thus the SIL came to save us but before she could get there Rob finally got brave and asked a man to help him and he did and I was shopping just window shopping that whole time and not even out there or I would have asked someone (really), but I just had to come clean with this because you all need to know that Wal-Mart really is as rude as all that and so you need to come to Maceys instead cause I KNOW they would help you if your battery ever decides to teach you something... {catching breath}.

12 comments:

cory and sharon said...

If you didn't learn already, you shouldn't park the car right in the middle of the garage or you won't be able to fit another car in there to charge yours, either.
I'm glad you learned all that for the rest of us so that we will know better.I'm also glad to know that you have family that loves you and takes care of you. I know you would do the same for them.

Tamster said...

I've had to learn some of those things myself in the past. It is nice when you have people around who care and will help you in your times of need!

Glad to know you've taken charge now... of the new battery! :-)

Danessa said...

That's right. The Macey's people are the best....especially their tall blonde Grocery Manager...Aside from that...I LOVE YOUR BLOG. It makes me happy...oh, and congrats on your new calling...(ok, so I laughed a little...but you'll love the Scouts right?)

Jonny and Alexis said...

I can just see you now jumping and shouting and karate chopping the air. lol Maybe your sis in law DID see you, but was laughing too hard to turn the car around to save you from yourself. hee hee

Oh and I must agree that Walmart is of the devil... What? you didn't say that? well I thought for sure...

Roxie said...

No Problemo, Anytime you need me to help I will be there for sure. You have helped me plenty. LOVE YOU ROXIE

Abby said...

You showed that old battery who was boss. Hopefully the new one won't put a toe out of line.

Pineapple Princess said...

Hope your tires don't want to teach you anything!

Thank you Bonn's Inlaws for helping my sis!

Huck's mama said...

I don't have any shoes on so I guess I can't leave a comment. But since I do have a shirt on- I will leave a comment about not leaving a comment...

Huck's mama said...

Except that I really loved your story, and if you had called me, I would have been there too. (sometime in November).

Wenderful in Colorado said...

Just be glad that your battery didn't teach you that you shouldn't get it installed too close to the hood of your car because when you go over bumps to hard, it will touch the hood and ground out. After you hitchike to the dealership, they will tell you it was your timing belt and that will cost you 800.00. But then the Lord has mercy and the dealership says, woops, it looks like you installed your new battery too close to the hood, you are supposed to take that piece of plastic off the bottom of the battery. That will be 20 dollars for a new fuse and off you go.

Now, why didn't your battery teach you that too?

Wenderful in Colorado said...

Can your bad battery teach me how to spell better?

JK Waite said...

You should have learned to do all your shopping at PEP boys! although their food isn't so good.. ;D